Search Site
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.

Tayari Jones

Author of An American Marriage

Includes the names: tayari jones
Also includes: T. Jones, (Author) (3)

MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
5,287 (9,173)4824,506 (3.85)6
Tayari Jones was born on November 30, 1970 in Atlanta Georgia. She attended Spelman College, University of Iowa, and the University of Georgia. She later attended Arizonia State University to earn her MFA. She went on to teach creative writing at the University of Illinois and George Washington University. Her first novel, Leaving Atlanta, was written in 2002 while she was a graduate student at Arizonia State University. It was about the Atlanta Child Murders of 1979-1981.Her other title's include: The Untelling, Silver Sparrow, and An American Marriage. She has been awarded the Hurston/Wright Award for College Writers, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction, the Lillian Smith Book Award, and the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from An American Marriage… (more)
An American Marriage 3,537 copies, 249 reviews
Silver Sparrow 1,072 copies, 73 reviews
Leaving Atlanta 340 copies, 15 reviews
The Untelling 256 copies, 4 reviews
Atlanta Noir (Editor) 55 copies, 13 reviews
Dispossession 12 copies
Half Light 10 copies, 2 reviews
Meridian (Introduction, some editions) 1,254 copies, 12 reviews
The Street (Introduction, some editions) 1,088 copies, 22 reviews
McSweeney's Issue 28 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (Contributor) 166 copies, 6 reviews
Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights (Foreword, some editions) 72 copies, 16 reviews
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Disambiguation notice

LibraryThing Author

Tayari Jones is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.

Tayari Jones / tayari profile

LibraryThing Early Reviewers Alum

Tayari Jones's book Mighty Justice: My Life in Civil Rights was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Tayari Jones's book Well-Read Black Girl was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Tayari Jones's book An American Marriage was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Tayari Jones's book Atlanta Noir was available from LibraryThing Early Reviewers.

Member ratings

Average: (3.85)
0.5 1
1 23
1.5 2
2 79
2.5 23
3 407
3.5 155
4 856
4.5 91
5 408

Improve this author

Combine/separate works

Author division

Tayari Jones is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Tayari Jones is composed of 3 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 188,833,415 books! | Top bar: Always visible